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is the suspect as he was apprehended last night, it comes as top republicans urged president obama to hold this suspect as an enemy combatant. that would deny him legal rights under the laws of war. is that the way to go? joining me now, jay, chief counsel for law and justice, and julia, democratic strategist and former chief counsel of the house judiciary committee. you have two extremes here. you have folks like the the aclu, to be afforded all the same rights and treated the same way any of the three of us would if we were involved in robbing the corner store. and then you have the other side, graham and mccain who say, enemy combatant, no miranda, et cetera. jay, where do you fall on it? >> i think the department of justice right now has done the right thing by utilizing the public policy exception to the mirandaizing. that gives the department of -- >> explain briefly what that is. >> if in fact based on evidence that this plot was more extensive. if it is more extensive, and we have no evidence of any of this, the government's going to find that out quickly. then they can make the de
. that's why i've been urging the obama administration to hold him as a potential enemy combatant so we can continue this dialogue apart from the criminal case. >> bret: okay. let me just play devil's advocate and say he is an american citizen. he became one he september 11, 2012. dzhokhar, some with say, should be afforded the rights of american citizens, should be given those rights. let's say he's not the guy and let's say he didn't place the bag. let's say, you know, of course, there is a lot of evidence that police and the f.b.i. are saying and they had him in that boat and we've all saw it live on tv. let's say he's not the guy. >> okay. >> bret: shouldn't he be given the miranda rights? >> he should be given miranda rights no matter what because if you're going to prosecute -- if you interview him to try to find out if he's guilty, he should get miranda rights. every person should if you're going to try to interview them to gain information to convict them in court. he's not entitled to miranda rights if he's a terrorist who is associated himself with enemies of the nation. ameri
to handle him as what they describe as an enemy combat talent. the obama administration doesn't use that term anymore it allows for an indefinite detention of someone under national security concerns. that's what they are hoping for. we will see what the justice department decides, they haven't yet. but certainly, this issue will find its way to washington. there are various house and senate committees that have already said they plan to investigate exactly issues leading up to this explosion and then the subsequent manhunt and investigation and surely those concerned about how the administration handles him in the coming days. no surprise that this group has already said that they would like this because they say frankly, this is what it's for. you find a terrorist on u.s. soil, this is how they should be treated. democrats this after the into, some have already turned around and said, look, the administration is doing just fine on this, this san american citizen, he has to be afforded his rights, the justice department is acting a i appropriate. >> adrian, our pete williams is rep
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